This May, Van Alen Book Club will discuss Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Bringing together narrative storytelling with rigorous statistical analysis, the book illustrates the dynamics of displacement among eight families in Milwaukee. We’ll discuss Desmond’s vivid and unsettling portraits of families forced from their homes and how the book’s haunting image of urban poverty reveals the urgent need for housing reform.
Registration is open to new and former participants of the Van Alen Book Club. We’ll continue our tradition of providing drinks and a light dinner.